The writer breaks his silence to offer an apology and to offer a glimpse into the future of this blog. Find out where Picnic In Akeldama is headed.
In which the writer tells of an afternoon spent in Bedford. Find out about the delightful village and its rose garden, and see photos of the trip.
In which the writer gives an account of Order of Inkari water and fire despachos. Also provided is a recipe for apricot, walnut and thyme palmiers.
In which the writer explores themes and customs of Michaelmas, the feast of St Michael. Bannock and apple and blackberry crumble recipes are included.
In which the writer describes his custom of baking bread for the Assumption of Mary. His Marymas musings also touch on Diana, Hekate, and the harvest.
In which the writer continues his musings on the curious legend of St Martha, patron saint of cooks. With recipe for fillet steak with tarragon sauce.
In which the writer muses upon St Martha and a visit to the market at Alliance Francaise’s Tour de Force. With recipe for chicken with tarragon sauce.
In which the writer reflects upon St Mary Magdalene. Christian, Gnostic, and folk elements are woven together in a lyric celebration of Her feast day.
In which the writer recounts the Bastille Day Dinner organised by the Alliance Francaise in East London. Local eatery Sanook served up a French feast.
In which the writer extols Carmelite Water, a tonic prepared by steeping herbs in alcohol. The writer also muses briefly upon Our Lady of Mount Carmel.